City police seek man in probe of fatal hit-run
He and the woman who died were involved in a “possible dispute” shortly before the accident.
City police are seeking the identity and whereabouts of a man believed to have been driving a minivan that left the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident on Bruyn Avenue near Elmendorf Street last week.
About 4:20 p.m. Sept. 20, officers responded to a “possible dispute” involving the victim, Ashlee Crescione, 23, of Kingston, and a man believed to have been at the scene of the incident, the Kingston Police Department said Wednesday. The man was described by witnesses as white and “possibly in his twenties of early thirties, with dirty blond hair, piercing blue eyes and wearing a white tee shirt,” police said in a press release.
The vehicle was described as a newer-style gray minivan, possibly with tinted rear windows.
When officers arrived, they found Crescione lying in the road with a severe head injury. She died Sept. 23 at Albany Medical Center.
Interviews and evidence from the scene indicate a possible dispute involving Crescione and the man who now is being sought, police said.
At some point, the man went to his parked minivan and started to leave the area, police said. As the vehicle was leaving, police said, Crescione was dragged a short distance and fell to the ground, striking her head. After the incident, police said it was unclear whether she got caught on the vehicle or was holding on to it.
The minivan was last seen making a left turn from Bruyn Avenue onto Downs Street and heading toward Foxhall Avenue, police said.
Anyone with information about the man or the vehicle is asked to call Kingston police at (845) 331-1671 or (845) 331-4499 or use the “Submit a Tip” link on the police department’s Facebook page.
On Feb. 11, 2015, Crescione was struck and injured by a CSX freight train as she walked next to the tracks just south of the Boices Lane crossing in the town of Ulster and didn’t get out of the way in time, police said at the time.
They said her hearing was not obstructed by the use of ear phones or a cell phone.